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    Fri, 14 Jan 2011 14:45:58

    Etta James is Gravely Ill - Her husband is seeking control of her estate

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    The Associated Press reports that ailing R&B singer Etta James, 72, is gravely ill and that her husband of 41, Artis Mills, years is seeking a California court order to control more than $1 million of her money. James is known for belting out the soulful song, "At Last," which is a romantic standard at this point.

    Court documents indicate that James lives in the Woodcrest area of Riverside County, has been diagnosed with dementia and is undergoing treatment for leukemia. Her doctor says that the singer is in such duress that she cannot sign her name and she needs help with feeding, dressing and hygiene. What a shame!

    James gave power of attorney to sons Donto James and Sametto James, and Donto's wife Christy, in February 2008. Mills is challenging the power of attorney.

    Are you a fan of Etta James' achingly beautiful "At Last?"

    —Amy Sciarretto
    01.14.11




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